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THE WEATHER.

Frost register : Mr Skey informs us that the lowest temperature recorded by an exposed thermometer was —on Saturday night, 22°; on Sunday night, 10 J ; on Monday night, 19°. Between S p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. on Monday the thermometer iu the North-east Valley fell to lHdcg, or in other words registered at some time during the night lOdeg of frost Fahrenheit, or about lOdeg centigrade On Sunday, when the sun was doing its best, tho thormomotcr in Milton registered twenty degrees below freezing point. All tho streams between Milton and Inveroargill arc frozen over, and ekating was being enjoyed on many of them yesterday. It is safo to predict that this spell of severe weather will be soon followed by howling winds and drenching rains. And tho farmers will not grumblo, as ploughing is almost an impossibility. Were all tho land for next season's crop turned over, this spell of frost would do it more good than many tons of manure.— 4 Bruce Herald.' Au esteemed correspondent informs us that Lake Waihola has been fro/,--n over for the past three days—an event that has not taken place for tho last twenty years at least. Our Lawrence correspondent wires : "Tho weather here einco last Thursday night has been very frosty. Yesterday morning the thermometer registered lb below freezing point, At Waipori for the past threo days tho river has been covered with ice, allowing skating to bo carried on." Kaitiiugata and Tuakitoto Lakes are frozen from end to end and in grand condition for skating. Anyono may now skate from Lovell Flat right down to Kaitangata, a distance of eight miles. A similar occurrence has not happened since 1861. TIMARU, Junk 13. A thaw sot in here this morning. But for tho change tho water supply of tho town would havo been seriously threatened. ASUBUKTON, Juan 13. Unprecodentedly severe frosts havo boen folt here for tho last six nights. The north branch of the Ashburton River was frozen over, being the first time that sueli a thing has been known. The weather is now changing.

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THE WEATHER., Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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THE WEATHER. Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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